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El Buho Especial Cuishe

El Buho Especial Cuishe is a limited release that is very hard to find. It is produced in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca with wild agave Cuishe.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:El Buho Mezcal
Mezcalero:Octavio Jimenez Monterroza
Town:Santiago Matatlan
Batch size:1,297 liters (Lot 02/CSH)
Release year:2017
About this mezcal

El Buho Especial Cuishe is a limited release made with wild agave Cuishe sourced in San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca. This mezcal is made in small batches that are traditionally produced in Santiago Matatlan. The first release of this was made in 2017 by Octavio Jimenez Monterroza. Lot 2 was was aged in stainless steel for 12 months.

El Buho Mezcal

El Buho Mezcal was founded by Jose Isaac "Pepe" Jimenez Mendez, relative of Master Mezcalero Octavio Jiménez Monterroza, and TJ Steele, a Brooklyn-based chef. TJ and Pepe launched their mezcal brand with a mission to deliver a high-quality mezcal at an affordable price in an iconic bottle. El Buho Mezcal is a small batch mezcal that is made in the heart of Oaxaca. Their mezcal is produced by the same family that produces Fidencio.

3 reviews

3.3 of out 5 stars

11 months ago

Just a taste at the Agave: Spirit of a Nation screening. For whatever reason, I had discounted El Buho bc it seems like they have some frills in their bottles, but this was nice, liked the jabali better.



352 reviews
2 years ago

Lot 01 from 2017. I get a lot of sugar and sweetness upfront on this. It’s incredibly easy to drink for 48% with almost no scent or taste of alcohol. Notes of caramel and salt water taffy. It’s got some nice hints of earth and raw green herbs as well. Very happy with this mezcal.



339 reviews
2 years ago

Lots of candy and burnt sugar on this one. Really sweet with a short dry finish. Zero bite as 48% ABV. There is a bit of clove and sour apple here too. This agave Cuishe mezcal is tasty but the dry and sour finish makes it a 3-star for me; it doesn’t have the range of earthy and floral notes found in other Cuishe mezcals which I prefer. Lot 01 from 2017.

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